Category Archives: 1910 L.A. Times bombing

North American Aviation Strike

      Photograph by the Los Angeles Times   Labor activists picket the North American Aviation plant in a photo published June 6, 1941.     One of the first challenges in studying the 1941 North American Aviation strike … Continue reading

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Memorial Day, 1941

                        Memorial Day, 1941: “The crowd rose to its feet in acclaim to two troops of Boy Scouts marching along behind their unit banners and the national ensign. “The … Continue reading

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Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, May 8, 1941

        May 8, 1941: John J. McNamara, one of the key figures in the 1910 bombing of the Los Angeles Times and the bombing of the Llewellyn Iron Works , dies in Montana. His brother James had … Continue reading

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Found on EBay – Louis Adamic

Louis Adamic’s “The Word of Satan in the Bible” has been listed on EBay in a lot of 40 Little Blue Books published by E. Haldeman-Julius. This is an intriguing item from Adamic, best known for “Dynamite,” which is frequently … Continue reading

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Times Columnist Harry Carr Dies

           Jan. 11, 1936: Harry Carr, longtime columnist of “The Lancer” and one of the best-known writers in the history of The Times, dies of a heart attack at the age of 58. Carr’s death brought … Continue reading

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Money Given to Families of Times Bombing Victims

            Dec. 20, 1910: The Times reports on the distribution of money that was donated by the people of Los Angeles for families of The Times bombing victims. Although some modern writers insist The Times … Continue reading

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Found on EBay – W.W. Robinson

A copy of W.W. Robinson’s “Bombs and Bribery,” about the 1910 bombing of the Los Angeles Times, has been listed on EBay. This book is usually listed at a steep price because it was a limited edition of 300 copies, … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 1910

        Thanksgiving 1910: President Taft declares the annual holiday. “The records of population and harvests which are the index of progress show vigorous national growth and the health and prosperous well-being of our communities throughout this land … Continue reading

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Death Threats Sent to Grand Jury Investigating Times Bombing

            Oct. 27-28, 1910: Threatening letters are sent to five members of the Los Angeles County Grand Jury investigating The Times bombing – or were they? The foreman of the grand jury tells the Herald … Continue reading

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The Times Gets an Emergency Makeover

  The Times Page 1 nameplate on Sept. 15, 1910, before the bombing. The Times nameplate, Oct. 15, 1910, after the bombing        Part II, Sept. 15, 1910, before the bombing. Part II, Oct. 15, 1910, after the bombing.  … Continue reading

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Violent Brawl Averted in Darrow Trial

  June 25, 1912: And here we have the battle of the inkwell in the trial of Clarence Darrow. Dist. Atty. John D. Fredericks loses his temper and tries to throw a four- or five-pound inkwell at defense attorney Horace … Continue reading

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Pages of History

Los Angeles Times file photo Clarence Darrow addresses the jury in one of his two trials on charges of trying to bribe jurors in the McNamara brothers’ case.   For the last week, I have been reading the transcripts of … Continue reading

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The Joys of Research

The denominations and serial numbers of bills used as evidence in the Clarence Darrow jury tampering case: $1,000, A 6335; $500, C 60895; $500, C 72583; $500, C 62865; $500, C 20406; $500, C 23172; $500, C 61827. Check your … Continue reading

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‘A Terrible Roar’—Updated

 Courtesy of University of Southern California, on behalf of the USC Special Collections. Oct. 1, 1910:  The Times Building in flames, as seen from Broadwayjust south of First Street. Notice The Times Eagle outlined by the fire. El Alisal, Oct. … Continue reading

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Clarence Darrow at the Higgins Building

Los Angeles Times file photo Landmark alert! Clarence Darrow had an office on the ninth floor of the Higgins Building, in the southwest corner, on the west side of the hall.  –People vs. Clarence Darrow, Page 721.

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Google and History

Clarence Darrow, the lead defense attorney for the McNamara brothers in The Times bombing,  vs. Gloria Allred in Google searches for the last 12 months.

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Quote of the Day

Los Angeles Times file photo “I never saw a Chicago policeman that would not take some money.” — James B. McNamara, shown at Folsom Prison with Tom Mooney in 1939.   

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The Times Eagle [Updated]

  Dec. 5, 1891: The Times Eagle is installed on the roof of Times Building No. 2 at First Street and Broadway on Dec. 5, 1891, after being made by the J.L. Mott Iron Works of Chicago and brought to … Continue reading

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Fragments of History

Feb. 5, 1896: The Times published a line drawing of its  counter, which in true Victorian fashion, was made from an array of historic artifacts: Wood from Union and Confederate ships, a piece of the famous Aliso tree that was … Continue reading

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On Assignment – Times Bombing

  As the anniversary of The Times bombing draws near, I thought I’d ask Daily Mirror readers what they might like to know about the incident. I have spent the last few weeks researching the bombing and I’ve had access … Continue reading

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